How do I perform a standing dumbbell cobra with two arms?

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Wendy Batts
Fitness
When performing a standing dumbbell cobra with both arms, you want to first choose a weight. Because your shoulder complex is made up of small muscles that stabilize this mobile joint, you want to keep the weight somewhat light to avoid stress on the joint. Next, stand with your feet hip-width apart, pointed straight ahead. Be sure to draw in your belly button and keep your chin tucked. Next, bend at waist until your chest is at 45-degree angle to ground. Extend both arms and let them hang in front of body with dumbbell in each hand. Keeping your elbows straight and your thumbs up toward the sky, bring your arms to the side of body in circular pattern by pinching shoulder blades back and down. Pause and then return to the starting position. Repeat for desired number of repetitions.
Stand with your feet pointed straight ahead, draw in your navel and tuck your chin.  Bend at your waist until your chest is at a 45-degree angle to the ground.  Extend both of your arms and let them hang in front of your body with a dumbbell in each hand.  Keeping your elbows straight, bring your arms to the sides of your body in a circular pattern by pinching your shoulder blades together and down.  Hold and then return to the starting position.



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